After Chris Silverwood has eyed a hint towards England tour of Pakistan, the spectators might soon witness the series. It has almost been a year since the doors of international cricket were re-opened for Pakistan.
Since the 2009 attack on Sri Lanka Cricket Team, Pakistan was deprived of home cricket and international cricket turned its foot back from Pakistan. After the hard work of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and armed forces, the utmost security was granted which resulted in the comeback of cricket at Pakistan.
In 2019, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka teams arrived at Pakistan to play bilateral series. Since 2015, things started getting better and as Pakistan now has assured complete security as commented by foreigners who came and played in 2019 and 2020, the world trusts Pakistan, and more teams are willing to tour the country. Also, the PSL for the first time was entirely played in Pakistan in full-fledge.
Instead of Asian teams, teams like South Africa, England, and Australia shall visit there as they are assuring complete package of security so cricket at their (Pakistan) homeland can be enhanced.
Earlier, British High Commissioner had confirmed to Pakistan’s Dr. Christian Turner about England Cricket Team’s tour to Pakistan very soon.
The British Commissioner is confident to send the team to the cricket-loving nation for match conflicts among home-siders Pakistan and the runner-ups of World Cup 2019.
After analyzing the much-improved security conditions in Pakistan, the British Commissioner had denounced that along with the other foreign countries, they too are satisfied with Pakistan’s security circumstances and with fewer fears of security concerns.
Is it going to be the England tour of Pakistan soon?
“I think we are getting there [in terms of planning to visit Pakistan for a tour] to be honest. Personally, I’d have no problem with that. I’ve never been to Pakistan so it would be nice to go and have a look. And I know our batsmen would look forward to batting on their wickets,” he said.
“For me, it’s great that it’s back as a topic of conversation again. We are looking to get back there,” he added.
It is to be noted that the England Cricket Team last time visited Pakistan in 2005 when they played three tests and five ODIs at the national venue.